A Quick Putting Lesson from Jack Nicklaus

Putting is key to low golf scores. This is no revelation and not very profound, but something most amateurs (including myself) forget from time to time. I have my own putting style that I described it many years ago (Start with Part 1 if you are interested) and it follows most of Jack Nicklaus views on putting. I mean why not, it he is one of the greatest ever. So, today I thought I would offer a quick tip from Jack Nicklaus to help you with your short game.

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How to Create the Golf Game You Want

Over many posts, I add a line of “create the day you want!” I believe that we have control of our daily actions and as such are able to dictate the path we choose on any given day. This mindfulness thought process is at the core of my daily life. All my actions or in-actions create the day I intend. It is not a difficult concept, but on that has a profound impact on my overall well-being. Well, my golf game is the result of the same mental thinking!

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Every Once In A While We Need to Hear From Jack Nicklaus

No words of wisdom today Mitch! But, I thought I would leave you with this:

Listening to Jack Nicklaus

It is funny that it only takes a poor swing or two to erode our golf confidence. I do not know about you, but I hate that!!!

Have a Terrific Thursday!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Committing to Your Golf Shot

As amateur golfers, we face many obstacles to playing good golf. I am sure their is an endless list of areas of our game that need improvement. For years, I have worked at my list and figured out that I could have quickly eliminated that I could have made faster progress by following one basic tenant to playing golf. It is something difficult accomplish, but provides that ‘ah ha’ moment once completed.

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Surprising Shots In Golf

Regardless of how much golf you play, everyone is surprised from time to time at one of their shots. In my case it comes out of the blue with no thought to how good this shot really was. Most of us consider it a lucky shot, but I would counter that thought with – did we not intent to sink the ball in the hole. The fact that we did should not be that much of a surprise……or should it?

Over the years I have made some fantastic shots. However, some were lucky and others were well intended. Either way, I was super surprised at the result of the shot. Let me give you two examples.

The first was a lucky shot that ended extremely well. From 240 yards away, I hit the top of the a post that guarded the front of the green. My ball bounced forward onto the green about 25 feet from the pin. I was putting for eagle. You can read the entire store, with pictures, at: Lucky Bounces In Golf!

My second example resulted in chipping in twice in a row, on the same hole, from the same spot, that were a week apart! Yup, it was a great feeling to chip in for birdie two weeks in a row. I used the same club both times and believe it or not, I was confident the second time around because of previous weeks success. I was very surprised at the time, but I guess I should not have been. You can get the entire story at: Deja Vu!

I could go on and on, however I think you get my point. There are shots like hitting the top of the post that are a complete surprise. Yet others, like my double chip in were intentional and I should not be surprise because I intended to make the shot. Regardless, I was elated with both shots and hope to replicate them again this year.

Before I sign off, I want to leave you with this video of an extremely surprising shot or was it:

What is one of your surprising shots?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!